Imperial Quilt


Imperial Quilt is made with paper maps of the world, cut into swatches and stitched togther by hand.

The world has been reconfigured, with the Middle East in the centre, surrouned by the continents of Europe, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Each continent contains one swatch of Amerca, hinting at its position and an imperial power and its international prescence and occupation.

Imperial Quilt 2008
Imperial Quilt (detail) 2008
Imperial Quilt (detail)
Imperial Quilt (detail)
Imperial Quilt at Manchester Art Gallery in The First Cut exhibition

Susan Stockwell